Featured Christmas and Advent Plans: Chris Tomlin, Shane & Shane, Our Daily Bread, & More

With Christmas just a few weeks away, we’ve selected several Plans that can help you realign your heart and mind with the biblical reasons why we celebrate. Start one now (or a few)!

advent-playlistAn Advent Playlist: Hymn-Based Devotions
Time of Grace, 5 days

Devote yourself to five days of worship with this hymn-inspired Plan that explores the wonderful promises that surround our Savior’s birth.

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Our Daily Bread Christmas Edition: For God So Loved

Our Daily Bread, 10 days

This Christmas season, let Scripture remind you of the best gift you’ve ever received…from the best Giver.

 prayers-for-christmasPrayers for Christmas
 Abide, 5 days

Prepare your heart with gratitude as Pastor Scotty Ward Smith leads you and your family through a series of five Advent prayers celebrating the birth of our Savior.

 griefGrief Bites: Hope for the Holidays
Grief Bites, 5 days

Discover how you can once again find comfort and hope through the holidays, even when you’re challenged by loss or grief.

chris-tomlinChris Tomlin Christmas: The Overflow
The Overflow and Chris Tomlin, 4 days

Enjoy four days of devotionals inspired by songs from Grammy- and Dove-award winning worship leader Chris Tomlin’s Christmas worship album, Adore.

shane-and-shaneChristmas: The Worship Initiative
The Worship Initiative, 10 days

Magnify Jesus and open your heart to Him with these ten Christmas readings, selected to complement Shane & Shane’s recent album, The Worship Initiative.

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200 Million Reasons to be Thankful

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There’s a reason we’re so passionate about ensuring that everyone has access to the Bible. For each of us at YouVersion, when we discovered God’s story of love for us in His Word, it changed our lives. Our mission is personal. And this holiday season in particular, we have so many reasons to give God thanks.


Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives. Teach and counsel each other with all the wisdom he gives. Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts. And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through him to God the Father.
Colossians 3:16–17, NLT

 

The Bible App has now been installed on over 200 million unique devices. And because of the generosity of our Bible publishing partners, YouVersion is able to offer more than 1,200 Bible versions, in almost 900 languages. All over the world, in countries like Iran, Bulgaria, Uruguay, China, Namibia, and Pakistan — to name just a few — more people than ever before are turning to the Bible to see what God wants to say to them through His Word. That’s reason to celebrate.

God is reaching out to children, too. Two years ago today, we launched the Bible App for Kids with our partner OneHope. And thanks to the work of passionate translation volunteers, today children all over the world are able to enjoy the Bible App for Kids’ stories in Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Indonesian, Korean, Russian, and Spanish. The Bible App for Kids has now been installed more than 9 million times. We believe that the children who are discovering God’s love for them today will make the world a better place as they share that love with others.

We have so many more things to tell you about all that God is doing through His Word. We’ll share those in the coming weeks, but today, please take time to reflect on what God is doing in your life and in your relationships — and give Him thanks.

Plans for Giving Thanks

We’ve focused on a selection of Plans that can help you rediscover a spirit of gratitude. Each day’s readings offer reminders from God’s Word of His promises — and of His faithfulness.

family-thanksgivingThanksgiving Family Reading Plan
from Phil Vischer and What’s in the Bible, 5 days

 

think-about-thankThink About Thank: Devotions from Time of Grace
from Time of Grace Ministries, 5 days

 

thankfulnessThankfulness
from American Bible Society, 7 days 

 

newday-newyou-finalThe Power of Being Thankful
from Joyce Meyer, 14 days 
plan-of-thanksgivingA Plan of Thanksgiving
from YouVersion, 14 days 

gratefulI’m Grateful
from Life.Church, 4 days

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Say hello to the all-new Bible App…now on BlackBerry 10

Hello again.

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They delight in the law of the lord,
meditating on it day and night.
They are like trees planted along the riverbank,
bearing fruit each season…
Psalms 1:2-3, NLT

Today we’re excited to introduce you to the best Bible App ever for BlackBerry. BlackBerry was one of the first platforms for YouVersion, and now BlackBerry users can enjoy the all-new Bible App for BlackBerry 10. Here’s just some of what you’ll find inside:

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It’s International Day of the Bible!

Today’s the day…

It’s November 23, International Day of the Bible. Remember to join us at noon (your local time) to read, listen, or watch passages from the Bible together. And be sure to share the Word you’re enjoying on your Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or other social media. Use #BibleCelebration in your posts to help your Friends and followers discover this special day.

For your convenience, we’ve even included some example text below, along with a shareable Verse Image of the theme Scripture for International Day of the Bible:

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Today is the International Day of the Bible. Join me at noon for a #BibleCelebration!

Let’s have a #BibleCelebration at 12:00 — today is International Day of the Bible! http://www.internationaldayofthebible.com

Read, listen, and share during the #BibleCelebration today at noon for International Day of the Bible!

 


 

 

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